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Technological inclusion for emerging markets 

RedCloud is on a mission to help small businesses by creating infrastructure for digital marketplaces in emerging economies, such as Peru, Argentina and Nigeria. This helps address the significant technological challenges start-ups face and ultimately improves their financial inclusion and...


55 women leaders trained on gender responsive governance in Yambio 

Equal rights for women and girls is a shared struggle across the world.  In South Sudan, the gender gap has been exacerbated by conflict, a patriarchal culture and age-old customs that marginalise women’s rights.  While efforts have been made to ensure women and men are on an...


Global development finance coalition commits over US$5.5 billion for MSME financing in Africa 

The  coalition for a sustainable and inclusive recovery of the private sector – an international group of 20 development finance institutions that came together in 2020 – has announced commitments of over US$5.55 billion of financing to micro, small and medium enterprises...


Telcos: The opportunity lies in the threat 

Telecommunications are integrated into our daily lives, and we are dependent on them. Providing fresh insight, Heman Kassan, Chief Commercial Officer at Technodyn International (IFS), speaks to us about the African telcos industry, the security risks associated with 5G – and how these can...


Innovations that will reshape business in Kenya in the future 

As global spending on Digital Transformation is projected to reach US$1.78 trillion in 2022, James Bayhack, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa at CM.com, looks at innovations that will reshape the business landscape in Kenya in the future.  As 2021 has come and gone, many businesses are still...


Workpay partners with Kwara to offer streamlined HR and payroll services to SACCOs in Kenya

Digital banking FinTech start-up, Kwara has partnered with Workpay to offer Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOs) in Kenya with human resource management and payroll processing solutions. The partnership will enable SACCOs to automate their human resource (HR) processes as...


EIB study highlights the impact of COVID-19 on African banks

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has published a unique analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on financing across Africa. The Finance in Africa 2021 report surveyed 78 leading banks and financing institutions active across sub-Saharan Africa to examine the impact of the pandemic on...


Globeleq Consortium to build significant renewable projects in South Africa

Globeleq, one of Africa’s leading independent power companies and a majority partner in the Ikamva Consortium, has been selected to contribute more clean and renewable wind and solar projects across the country. The six wind and six solar PV projects will total 1,274 MW of...


UN Global Compact announces new Africa Strategy

The United Nations Global Compact, one of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiatives, has announced its new Africa Strategy to advance corporate sustainability and scale up responsible business practices across the continent in support of the Sustainable Development...


WSO2 establishes Middle East and Africa presence in Dubai

WSO2, a leader in Digital Transformation technology, has announced the expansion of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) presence with its newly opened office in Dubai, UAE. Since 2020, WSO2 has seen a 70% increase in its customer base across the MEA region. These enterprises join the thousands of...


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